Subject Area: Burundi
This study examines the mystery of Burundi's ethnic massacres, among the bloodiest in the world. They occurred in 1959, '62, '65, '66, '69, and '72. The latest was in August of 1988 - people picked up their machetes, their axes, and stones and started slaughtering their neighbors. Based on solid scholarship, and written by a man who was there as a wire-service correspondent, this book examines the mystery of the ethnic massacres, tribal in nature, in the small central African republic of Burundi.